|Scientific Name||Hieracium triste||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HITR2|
|Common Name||Woolly Hawkweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37732|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 13000 ft.); moist habitats in open areas, meadows, streamsides, rocky slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 12 inches tall, hairy stems.
Leaves: Several petiolate basal leaves, oblanceolate to obovate, 3/4 to 3-1/8 inches long; few or no stem leaves, lanceolate shorter; 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long, usually smooth surfaces.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 2 to 8 small flowers, each with 20 to 60+ yellow rays; phyllaries with black and white hairs.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott and Flora of North America.
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